fireplace33

fireplace33

Lives in Austria Upper Austria, Austria
Joined on Nov 28, 2007

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fireplace33: Can I assume that this new lens will run rings around the panasonic 100-300 F4-5.6 ?
(at least up to 200mm)
I currently have that lens and am somewhat underwhelmed by the sharpness and microcontrast on my OMD EM5 ii, not saying that it's bad, just not particularly impressed.

just an update,...
I did buy the 50-200 and pleased to say that it is better than my 100-300 :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2018 at 20:57 UTC
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IamJF: 60% quieter ... what an incredible nonsense. You publish that?
-10dB are HALF the PERCEIVED loudness (-6dB half the sound pressure level - but our brain receives different). We have here -4dB, that's noticeable, but not a lot.
So if -10 is 50%, -4 would be 20% less noise. (Noise is something we perceive - otherwise it's sound pressure level)

So many marketing people doesn't have even a little idea of what they talk about - it's a pain.

Sorry, had a bad day 🤓

I was thinking something similar , it's probably not much less annoying that what ever it was compared to.
... Those marketing people have the job of making any small advantage appear like a huge and very important difference ;-)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 20:26 UTC
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fireplace33: Can I assume that this new lens will run rings around the panasonic 100-300 F4-5.6 ?
(at least up to 200mm)
I currently have that lens and am somewhat underwhelmed by the sharpness and microcontrast on my OMD EM5 ii, not saying that it's bad, just not particularly impressed.

@ BobT
My omd em5ii uses only contrast detect. So no calibration needed.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 06:14 UTC
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fireplace33: Can I assume that this new lens will run rings around the panasonic 100-300 F4-5.6 ?
(at least up to 200mm)
I currently have that lens and am somewhat underwhelmed by the sharpness and microcontrast on my OMD EM5 ii, not saying that it's bad, just not particularly impressed.

@ s1oth1ovechunk
yes pretty sure. I'm well aware that the contrast in the distance can be reduced by atmospheric efefcts. But as said not over impressed with the 100-300. It's OK but not that impressive. My Nikon 70-200/F4 used on my D7100 is a different category of quality for example. I'm hoping the 50-200 Panasonic lens might also be in that category too. If so, I'll probably buy it!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 09:23 UTC

Can I assume that this new lens will run rings around the panasonic 100-300 F4-5.6 ?
(at least up to 200mm)
I currently have that lens and am somewhat underwhelmed by the sharpness and microcontrast on my OMD EM5 ii, not saying that it's bad, just not particularly impressed.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 14:22 UTC as 7th comment | 6 replies
On article Behind the scenes: Shooting Lamborghinis in the snow (84 comments in total)
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fireplace33: Sometime last month DPR showed us a video of a photographer being hit by rally car. Most here agreed that it is a particularly stupid thing to do to stand on the outside curve of such a race track. Well this guy seems to have documented his "stupidity" too, by doing just that, starting in the video at 7:22

well good luck with that!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 20:24 UTC
On article Behind the scenes: Shooting Lamborghinis in the snow (84 comments in total)

Sometime last month DPR showed us a video of a photographer being hit by rally car. Most here agreed that it is a particularly stupid thing to do to stand on the outside curve of such a race track. Well this guy seems to have documented his "stupidity" too, by doing just that, starting in the video at 7:22

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 17:00 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On photo Blue and yellow in water in the Ink and water challenge (12 comments in total)

Thanks for all the nice comments :-)
I printed 6 images in this style 75×50 cm and displayed them in nice, well lit, frames in an exhibition. Afterwards we auctioned them and donated all the proceeds to a charity for the homeless.

So that was a good use for an atomic bomb, as some descibed it below :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Blue and yellow in water in the Ink and water challenge (12 comments in total)
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André BARELIER: Amazing. I've read your post with the explanations.
This kind of picture needs some work, but the result is magic.
Congratulations!
André

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 19:35 UTC
On photo Blue and yellow in water in the Ink and water challenge (12 comments in total)
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SxKaydi: Congratulations on the win. Extremely effective technique

Thanks :-)
... if you'd like to see more details on that technique, I posted this thread
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60116686

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 07:32 UTC
On photo The Plug Has Been Pulled in the Liquids - Macro Only challenge (3 comments in total)

Great shot !!!! and looks like the F number was just right to me.
So close to the subject and with 60mm FL on a FF camera, F16 gives you only about 2-4 cm DOF , Just right! ...as the first place confirms :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 22:12 UTC as 1st comment
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The Name is Bond: Sheesh, some people are easily pleased.

it delivered it's one trick on the first 10 seconds. And it was far too quick. There's no ability to take it in and savour which might have saved it for me.

Lack of artistry, IMO. Either the guy is very young or he's not got good counsel. And the music?!?!?! His girl friend giving him advice here? It's no good asking people who love you. They'll be bursting with pride for you over any old cr*p.

In any case, if it made it to the front of dpreview, then evidently I haven't got the popular touch that makes the mediocre so successful and money-making.

Well, I guess I'm one of the easily pleased :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 12:01 UTC

Beautiful shot!
Love that low sun.
My humble attempt at something similar in Scotland is over on the landscape forum.
www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4224416

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 22:33 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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fireplace33: This monster looks good but is1.2kg.
Can anyone estimate what the, not yet released, 50-200 2.8-4 lens would/could weigh?

So I guess we just have to wait and see what they decide to do with the new 50-200
Seems like F2.8-4 is fixed already but they still have options to play with. I'm hoping for excellent IQ (on a par with the 35-100 which I already have) and small size and weight. Not so bothered, in this case, about close focussing. We'll see, time will tell

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
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fireplace33: This monster looks good but is1.2kg.
Can anyone estimate what the, not yet released, 50-200 2.8-4 lens would/could weigh?

The 35-100 is a constant 2.8 and weighs in at only 375g. Does the physics for change up to 50-200 2.
8-4 really need that much weight increase?
The 40-150 2.8 is 880g without the tc :-(

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 16:32 UTC

This monster looks good but is1.2kg.
Can anyone estimate what the, not yet released, 50-200 2.8-4 lens would/could weigh?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 13:07 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On photo Sunrise at the old pier in the Record album cover challenge (6 comments in total)

Makes you want to buy the album :-)
I wonder what music you'd put inside ?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 1st comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

ACDSee ultimate !
Thank goodness I've been using ACDSee for years.
Very fast , good database features, excellent raw developer, multitude of easy to use editing tools including layers.
Fulfills all my needs. Results can be seen on my website.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:40 UTC as 420th comment | 1 reply

The previous gen 7 is not completely compatible with windows 7 !
The IT department in the company whete I work forbids the gen 7chip until windows 10 can be used. But that is delayed because of security and spyware type issues with win 10 :-(
So is this new gen 8 chip completly compatible with win 7 ?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 07:39 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Thanks for the inspiration :-)
Nice article.
Had some fun after reading this when I tried this myself and posted the results here if anyone wants to see.
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4204129

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 1st comment
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